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Statement from TDA on Transportation Debate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2017 Statement from TDA on Transportation Debate Transportation Development Association Executive Director Craig Thompson released the following statement: “While there is a healthy debate going on in Madison over the best way to pay for Wisconsin’s well-documented transportation needs, there are ten facts that need to be understood: 1. In the recent U.S. News and World Report listing of best states, Wisconsin ranks 49th out of 50 states for road quality. 2. A Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau report highlights that Wisconsin’s state highways are in the worst condition in the Midwest by a gaping...

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Badger Advocates Calls Money-Shuffling Proposal Short-sighted

July 5, 2017 Badger Advocates Calls Money-Shuffling Proposal Short-sighted [Madison…] As news accounts from the State Capitol indicate the UW System will propose moving millions of dollars of funding from UW-Madison to other system schools, Badger Advocates’ Executive Director Matt Kussow issued the following statement. “This is bad for UW-Madison and bad for Wisconsin. The Governor and legislature proposed additional funding for public universities yet System wants to impose another massive cut on UW-Madison. It is a short-sighted decision that punishes success and fosters an environment which pits member campuses against each other. UW-Madison alumni across the nation should...

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WILL Petitions Wisconsin Supreme Court on Behalf of Voters With Facts

WILL Press Release | Petitions Wisconsin Supreme Court on Behalf of Voters With Facts For more information, contact: Cameron Sholty | WILL Communications Director cameron@will-law.org | 414-727-7416 | 262-409-9816 View this press release in your browser WILL Petitions Wisconsin Supreme Court on Behalf of Voters With Facts July 5, 2017 – Milwaukee, WI – The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) has filed its petition to the Wisconsin Supreme Court to review the Wisconsin Court of Appeals recent decision concerning the lawsuit that WILL brought in March 2015 on behalf of Voters with Facts.  That lawsuit sought to invalidate the City’s actions in creating and...

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Governor Walker Seeks Applicants for Juneau County  Judicial Vacancy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2017 Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839   Governor Walker Seeks Applicants for Juneau County Judicial Vacancy MADISON – Governor Scott Walker announced today he is seeking applicants for appointment to the Juneau County Circuit Court. The new appointee will replace outgoing Juneau County Circuit Court Judge John P. Roemer, whose resignation is effective August 10, 2017.  The new appointee, should he or she choose to run, would be up for election in April 2018.To apply, please submit the following: Cover Letter Resume (not exceeding two pages) Two Writing Samples Judicial Application: found on Governor Walker’s website:  www.walker.wi.gov. (Select “Governor’s Office”...

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Explaining New Voucher Studies’ Negative Results

In an article for The Federalist, Dr. Will Flanders and Collin Roth of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty explain why recent voucher studies show students in Washington DC, Indiana, Louisiana, and Ohio falling behind their public school counterparts. It turns out, that effect of changing schools is temporary: Dr. Patrick Wolf of the University of Arkansas and colleagues followed students randomly assigned to a school voucher in Louisiana via a lottery system. Such random assignment creates an experiment whereby the researchers can be far more certain that the effects they observe are due to the voucher program than...

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Governor Walker Releases Fourth of July Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 4, 2017 Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839 Governor Walker Releases Fourth of July Statement MADISON – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today in celebration of the Fourth of July holiday: This Fourth of July, we gather with family and friends as Americans to celebrate the birth of our great nation and to remember those who keep us safe, today and every day. We hold our loved ones a little tighter as we remember that freedom is not free. Our founders fought for our liberty, and the brave men and women serving in our United States...

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Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Passing of  Former Wisconsin State Senator Ted Kanavas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2017 Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839   Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin State Senator Ted Kanavas   MADISON – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today after learning of the passing of former Wisconsin State Senator Ted Kanavas: “Ted Kanavas was a great man. He served his district and his state well. It was always a thrill to be around him. Tonette and I send our love and prayers to Mary and his family.”   ### Office of Governor Scott Walker Press Office: (608) 266-2839 115 East Capitol • Madison, WI...

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Rep. Loudenbeck Statement on Transportation User Fee

Press Release June 30, 2017 For Immediate Release CONTACT: Rep. Amy Loudenbeck Rep.Loudenbeck@legis.wi.gov (608) 266-9967 Rep. Loudenbeck Statement on Transportation User Fee Madison, WI –Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) released the following statement regarding the heavy truck user fee concept she proposed: “I feel a sense of urgency with regards to finding a solution as I represent a significant portion of the I-39/90 corridor which could be drastically impacted depending on the outcome of the transportation budget. I believe we need additional revenue in the segregated transportation fund to meet current infrastructure needs in Wisconsin. I know additional revenue is...

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Budget Transparency Act Will Help Prevent “Un-Leaked” Proposals

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                     June 28, 2017 Contact: Rep. Scott Allen  (608) 266-8580 Budget Transparency Act Will Help Prevent “Un-Leaked” Proposals Craft brewers were fortunate to discover potential budget proposal. Recently a leaked proposal has found its way into the public sphere. The proposal would make changes to Wisconsin Chapter 125 of state statute regarding the three-tier system for alcohol sales. This leaked proposal was not introduced as a bill, and until it was leaked, did not received any legislative or public feedback. Representative Scott Allen is circulating the Budget Transparency Act for co-sponsorship has received bipartisan support.   The...

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@WILL on Twitter

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. @WillFlandersWI joins @VickiMcKenna at 2:35 PM today on @newstalk1130 to discuss the results of the new report card.

Tune in! https://t.co/ss7cUUes3g
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Research Director @WillFlandersWI took a quick dive into the new DPI state report card data for #Milwaukee schools.

"Any calls to “phase out” or arrest education reform efforts would be a major step backwards for thousands of Milwaukee families"

https://t.co/XyeiliB3qe https://t.co/xCd2R8vSJS
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"MPS schools in the two lowest categories have enrollment of nearly 34,000."

Check out @WillFlandersWI dive into the new state report cards.

https://t.co/XyeiliB3qe
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At 3 PM CST, @DeAngelisCorey and @WillFlandersWI host a Facebook live on the results of their study of the #Milwaukee education marketplace. Tune in!

https://t.co/li8U6JMWS4

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